Dempsey Grabs Record With Supporting Brace

How appropriate is it that Clint Dempsey grabbed the Fulham scoring record today by netting twice.

The deuce now owns two new records on the season, that off top American scorer in a single EPL season and today with, two more, to become the  club’s all-time leading goal scorer in the Premiership with 33.

Fulham takes down a Stu Holden-less Bolton (no joy recently for the Wanderers), 3-0 today in the only Premiership action.

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10 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by dikranovich on 2011/04/27 at 4:25 PM

    the best thing about the deuce brace was that he was lucky to start after coming off sulking in the last game. or maybe he is just that good that starts are more automatic now. bolton did just beat arsenal, but it would have been nice to see deuce and braveheart go at it. dempsey did make a statement with his goals today, that is for sure.

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  2. Posted by Jared on 2011/04/27 at 4:49 PM

    He’s that good. He’s Fulham’s most dangerous player and he’s proved it under 4? coaches at this point (I think he came in under Coleman, then Sanchez, Hodgson and Hughes).

    The volley was impressive but still not as good as the chip against Juve last season. That was sick.

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  3. Posted by Soccernst on 2011/04/27 at 5:18 PM

    Congrats Clint this is landmark stuff. Now… should he move in the summer? On the one hand moving to a Champion’s League level club in a top league is dangerous given that he’d very easily be battling just to get minutes. On the other hand, you want to see a hungry player stay hungry to prove it at the next level. If clint is anything he is hungry.

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    • Posted by dth on 2011/04/27 at 5:44 PM

      I’m sure Clint is intrigued by the idea of moving in the summer, but I’m not sure there’s much of a market for him. Clint’s 28 and therefore he’s at his peak; a team that buys him would probably be purchasing declining rather than improving performance. The other issue is that Clint, as wonderfully unorthodox as he is, might be best where he is–similar to Scott Parker at West Ham. We’ve noticed how, every time there’s a coaching change at Fulham, the coach drops Clint only to eventually bring him back. Clint’s a weird player for a manager to wrap his head around and a manager at a big club expected to produce big results probably wants the comfort of an archetypal player he doesn’t have to tinker much with.

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      • Posted by Soccernst on 2011/04/27 at 11:27 PM

        Agree. His versatility is great for a manager but at a top club but he’s probably not you best option at forward or in attacking midfield. Which means he’s a handy bench player which means: stay at cottage-on-thames sir clint!

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  4. Posted by Alex on 2011/04/27 at 10:31 PM

    Gonna add this, too: passport issue. Always comes up with US internationals. For big clubs, it’s a question of, “Do I take this highly rated young Brazilian, or this 28 yr old American?” Calculations like that factor in, I have to think. I really would love to see more players take the Gooch route to Belgium. So many teams have feeder teams (Fulham’s is Germinal Beerschot) that allow non-EU players to play for a couple years until they get an EU passport. I am sure getting this would allow bigger teams to gamble on US Internationals.

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  5. Posted by KickinNames... on 2011/04/28 at 6:08 AM

    First goal has to be at Top 5 EPL highlight from this year. From the unfriendly bounce to the impeccable technique that was stunning. Amazingly at 28 he seems to be stepping up to another level but I agree that he’s a tweener that prob wouldn’t fit at a top club.

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  6. Posted by Jake C. on 2011/04/28 at 7:11 AM

    Clint is perpetually frustrating to me. Even when he’s brilliant, he’s too eclectic to put into a traditional formation. No idea what to expect from this guy in any given game. Recently, that’s turned into a very good thing. Both goals were splendid.

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  7. Posted by Andy_4Lakes on 2011/04/28 at 9:51 AM

    Sorry, off topic, but with Shin’s articles a while back, did anyone notice this on CNBC today?

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/42683787/

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  8. Posted by Crow on 2011/04/28 at 10:52 AM

    Don’t Mess With…. Deuce

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